The fall hunting season started off with fisherman, bear hunters and a duck hunter. The bear hunters didn’t fare so well as the bears would not come to the baits no matter what we put in them. The fishermen kept track of the fish caught a total of 377 in 4 days! Our duck hunter fed us his bacon wrapped duck for the week. Can’t get enough of this delicacy! When he wasn’t hunting he was out looking for big northern. For the amount of time fishing there was some nice pike 13 over 30” with the biggest being 39”.
The moose hunters arrived on September 17th. The week proved to be successful with 2 bull moose tags filled. Mid-week, guide Leo had a moose coming and another smaller one swam from behind them across the river and his guest filled his tag. The next day, guide Johnny called a nice moose in. The hunter had the horns and head in the scope at 30 yards and didn’t feel he had a good enough shot. The following day, Leo had another one coming to the call and the hunter dropped the shooting stick and that was it for the bull moose.
Rain, high winds, and fog slowed down the second week of hunting. Mother nature at its finest! This didn’t stop our guides and guests from getting out there. Joe took his new guests out and saw a bull in the river but didn’t get close enough to get a shot. Tuesday was calm in the morning and guide Joe heard 2 in the Hunting River. Guide Leo and guest heard a call from down the Burntwood River but couldn’t get close enough for a shot.
The third week started off the same, heavy fog in the mornings and later in the week 25mph winds and 10” of snow! Guide Leo and guest headed for the spot he had heard the moose down the Burntwood River and it paid off with a smaller bull. Our successful hunter also saw a huge black bear and bought a tag in case their paths crossed again.
Guide Johnny went back to his secret spot where he had heard a moose on the first week but it was scared off. After calling for a few hours, the moose came back out of the bush and his guest was able to fill his tag with a beautiful 16-point rack.
In all it was a good season with great guests, good food and lots of laughs. Hope to see you all next year!
-Camp Manager Jim